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kaz

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2014, 05:45:07 AM »
We need to see some T bones on this baby!

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2014, 07:25:11 AM »
Congratulations Winz.....with all the great grails that have been posted on this site, that kettle is my favorite.  Im glad to see there are still a few out there.   

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2014, 10:34:45 AM »
Except now Winz needs *another* 26-- one he can actually cook on!  ;-)
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Jeff

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2014, 11:07:04 AM »
There are those that might say, it's a grill...it's meant to be cooked on. Those might be right, might be wrong. If it were me, considering it's probably dirty now anyways, do some huge cook on it. Document it, take photos, the whole nine yards. Then, give it the full cleanup and polish and retire it. I'm guessing you have other "everyday" grills to handle the cooking responsibilities. You are one lucky Westerner owner!
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Craig

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The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2014, 11:24:40 AM »
With regular deep cleans, id cook on it. Especially for big family get togethers and special occasions. For me it is a joy to pull out a vintage to cook on. Especially for a crowd. It makes for fun conversation and creates great memories. Of course I'd also baby the hell out of it and treat it like a vintage car. Meaning I wouldn't use the original ash catcher for a cook but rather a spare or a "beater" pan.
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Craig

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2014, 11:32:11 AM »
Regardless of what you decide, to Jeff's point, please get some major pics of it in action! Look forward to seeing more of it.

Winz

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2014, 01:11:35 PM »
I promise - pictures will be coming, although it may take some time. 

My first and foremost objective is to document the grill exactly as I received it, and to share that with the forum. I have tried to capture the acquisition process (in real time), and now will move on to the pictures.

My second objective is exactly as Jeff suggested - have at least one good cook on it to celebrate.  I just have a feeling that this grill knows exactly how to treat a fat porterhouse.

My third objective is unclear, but planning is half the fun.  I will certainly be soliciting the expertise and knowledge of this forum.

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Duke

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2014, 01:58:54 PM »
With regular deep cleans, id cook on it. Especially for big family get togethers and special occasions. For me it is a joy to pull out a vintage to cook on. Especially for a crowd. It makes for fun conversation and creates great memories. Of course I'd also baby the hell out of it and treat it like a vintage car. Meaning I wouldn't use the original ash catcher for a cook but rather a spare or a "beater" pan.


Thanks again Craig, that's exactly what I mean. Some collectors prefer to just use them as a show piece and that's up to them and there really isn't anything wrong with it. While I agree that you can cook on another one, you can't build memories with a pristine grill. I'm not a collector in that sense. However, I can still have an ever changing collection of grills that get used.

This year I am taking my son on his first father son camping trip with several other dad's and boys. I was asked to help cook already and have plans to bring the red ranch with me. Those boys will never forget that old grill when I am done. I just don't think a new one would have the same effect and I know it won't in the photo's.

SmoothSmoke

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2014, 05:47:11 PM »
Congrats!!!!!!!!   So that's the 4th Westerner that is known to still exist? 

SmoothSmoke

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2014, 05:47:57 PM »
That baby deserves to cook some mean 2" ribeyes for it's inaugural cook!!!

kaz

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2014, 05:49:45 PM »
I like this one better than the eBay one. The metal top handle and original wheels look great!

And red ranch?! What that sounds epic too where is the thread on it?
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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2014, 08:05:10 PM »
We need to see some T bones on this baby!

For the Winz!

That baby deserves to cook some mean 2" ribeyes for it's inaugural cook!!!



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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2014, 08:25:35 PM »
And red ranch?! What that sounds epic too where is the thread on it?

I have Brian's old faded ranch thanks to him I got one of my graills. I'll take an old seasoned grill over a queen any day.


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Craig

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The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2014, 02:20:37 PM »
The more I see that red Ranch, the more I want an old style one like it!

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Re: The Grail Has Landed!
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2014, 02:19:04 PM »
What a great win Winz,  looking forward to seeing those pictures ; )

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